Re: micing-up the upright

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Posted by Ed on January 14, 2000 at 10:49:09:

In Reply to: micing-up the upright posted by Paul Armfield on January 13, 2000 at 16:40:46:

: Has anyone tried the SD Systems LCM100/ PU4 combination? Looks good on paper. Also, the instrument I use is of unknown origin, and not having played too many others there are a couple of things that concern me: the bridge has been cut down to sit considerably lower than any other I've seen, this presumably goes hand in hand with the neck being at less of an angle to the body than any I've seen also.
: I've also never seen an instrument half filled with foam like mine is, this is obviously to reduce feedback in a band situation (where I do occasionaly find myself.) The thing is it feels and sounds wonderful (especially considering what I paid for it), what do I stand to gain by correcting these abnormalities bearing in mind I play on the pub, club and festival circuit in any number of jazz, folk and blues outfits? Puzzled of Wight.

Haven't tried the system you describe (christ, I don't even know what it is!). I use the Gage Realist through an amp with a Sennheisser MD409 through the house system, and have been very happy with that. As long as you're happy with the sound of yer bass I guess... I think the foam was added by somebody who used the bass in a VERY LOUD BAND and was trying to cut down on feedback. The only problem with that is you are killing the sound of the bass itself. If you are using so much amp that that is where all yer sound is coming from, OK. But if you are trying to get more of the sound from the instrument itself and only using the amp for support, I would remove the foam.

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